January 5th 1968 Porsche 911 update.

Having time to perform the restoration work, which is how I how pay the bills, monitor employees, shoot videos and edit videos is not very easy. Editing the videos is probably the most time consuming part of the process. Also finding the time to sit down at the computer and compose meaningful content for this blog can be difficult. So allow me to apologize for my lack of updates. When I first started the blog I was imagining that I would be posting twice a week or updating the progress on each of the vehicle here in the shop on a weekly basis.  Maybe I will do better in 2015. ´╗┐
 
This video I shot on January 5th. The actual purpose of the video is to give myself a game plan of how to attack this project. Last week we purchased a second car to use for parts, and as I sit here typing I am waiting for the car hauler to arrived here at the shop from a 20 hour drive from North Carolina. Check back because I am going to have more videos for the Porsche to shoot this week´╗┐

What’s under the shiny paint part 3. The Porsche returns from the blaster.

Specializing in classic and antique automobile restoration takes complete passion, and it is often heartbreaking when you get a vehicle from the media blaster and your are finally able to physically see the actual condition of the automobile you are working on. In the case of this Porsche, I find the lack of quality performed by previous businesses to be absolute B.S. But it is not just the one or two businesses that have worked on this specific car in the past. It is the collision repair industry, and the techniques employed by the collision repair industry that are to blame.

Below are the photo’s of our 1968 Porsche project needless to say, it is going to be alot more work than was originally anticipated.

As you can see the 1968 Porsche looks nothing like the car we took delivery of on Wednesday June 18th. So often, many cars come back from the media blaster requiring a great deal more labor to restore them back to original than was originally expected.

Naturaly aspirated 125 horsepower per liter.

Wow… Ok well first I must apologize I do not read many magazines that feature modern car, and the video I have attached to this posting is for the 2011 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0….I have to admit that I am a classic car guy through and through, but when I hear that a car company developed a naturally aspirated engine delivering 125 horse power per liter, I get a little weak in the knee’s.

Growing up as a kid in the 1970’s and 1980’s; I had exposure to many of America’s best muscle cars. Attending many cruise nights, many drag races, and many car shows with my father heavily influenced my taste in cars. In my mid 20’s I my first experience in going to Lime Rock race track in Lakeville, CT….For me it opened up a new passion; road racing. No longer was it just about big cubic inch motors burning rubber in a straight line. I started gaining a great appreciation for European automobiles, smaller, lighter cars that offered good power to weight ratios, with good braking, and exceptional handling.

Question. What other manufacturer’s have built a production naturally aspirated engine that is capable of producing more then 100 horse power per liter? Personally I know of one. Are there any others.

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